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By zoe, Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:22pm

How to Get a Marriage License in Philadelphia, PA

So you've decided to get married. Woohoo! Marriage is awesome! But hold your horses.... pardners. In order to make this thing official, you're going to need the official go ahead from the City of Philadelphia. That means heading down Broad Street to City Hall and getting your marriage license. 

Don't get overwhelmed. Whipped Bakeshop has your back! Here's everything you need to know to get your marriage license in Philadelphia.

Where to grab your Philadelphia marriage license

You AND your future spouse (both must attend) must make your way to room 413 City Hall to apply for the license. You'll enter through the Northeast entrance, take the elevator to the 4th floor and proceed to room 413. Bonus Tip: Parking around City Hall is tough to find and/or very expensive. We recommend grabbing a Lyft instead of driving yourself.  

Fun fact: According to Philadelphia Magazine, some 11,000 marriage licenses are produced in room 413 every year! The busiest time of the year is May to September, when an average Wednesday evening means 70 to 90 licenses. 


The Marriage License Bureau is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am. until 4:00 pm Wednesday hours are from 8:30 am until 7:30 pm. 

NOTE: The Marriage License Bureau recommends arriving no later than one-half hour before closing time to give the office time to process your license.


Marriage License Bureau
Room 415 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone Number:

(215) 686-2233

When we do we get our PA marriage license?

You want to cross this important item off your wedding planning list... but not TOO soon. Your shiny new marriage license will issue on the third day following application and is valid for only 60 days from the issue date that appears on the license. If the license is not used within the 60 day period, the marriage license must be returned and the application process must be repeated in its entirety and the fee re-paid (nooooooooooooo).

How much does the marriage license cost?

The fee for a marriage license is a cool $90.00, payable by Visa, MasterCard, certified check and money order. Cash and personal checks are NOT accepted, so don't even try!

Can I use my PA marriage license in NJ or another state?

Nope. The marriage license can be used in any county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. However, a PA license cannot be used out-of-state.

What IDs do we need to bring?

Both you and your partner must bring: 

1: A CURRENT, VALID PHOTO ID in the form of either a driver’s license; non-driver’s license; international driver’s license; passport; military ID; resident alien card or consulate card. 


2. A Social Security card or any other form of ID issued by an official entity which reflects the applicant’s Social Security number (i.e. Social Security printout; pay stub; W-2 form; income tax return; prescription card; access card etc.). 

If you don't have a Social Security number, you must bring a secondary ID in the form of a birth certificate (officially translated, if appropriate); or any other form of ID issued by an official entity, in addition to the above-noted current, valid photo ID.

Pretty much... don't bother showing up until you have these documents ready. They won't process your license without them.

What if one or both of us was previously married?

If either of you was previously married, proof of dissolution of the latest marriage must be submitted at the time of application. If you are widowed, you must submit a certified copy of the death certificate of the deceased spouse. A divorced applicant must provide a certified copy of the most recent divorce decree. If the document is not written in English it must be translated to English and the translation must be certified to be correct.

What if I've had a legal name change?

If either of you has had a legal name change, the certified decree of the court ordering this change must be presented.

Anything else to know?

There's a lost license fee of $10 and a fee of $100 for Quaker/Self-Uniting licenses. If you or your partner cannot speak or understand English, you must be accompanied by a translator who possesses current, valid photo ID.

That's about it! Now go forth and grab your Philadelphia marriage license... after you sign up for your ULTRA MAGICAL Whipped Bakeshop cake tasting

By Brennen Lukas, Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:21pm

Decorating Cookies Live on Fox29 Good Day

Zoe Lukas of Whipped Bakeshop appeared on Fox29 Good Day

Last week, a producer over at Philly's Fox29 morning show Good Day called and asked if Zoë would like to come do a cookie decorating demonstration on live TV. There was a TON of last-minute prep work getting ready for the segment, but we pulled everything together and Zoe did great interacting with the hosts! You can see the segment here

By zoe, Sun, 12/10/2017 - 12:53pm

Dear Drew: Cookies for Darcy Miller & Drew Barrymore

Whipped Bakeshop Founder Zoe Lukas with Drew Barrymore and Darcy Miller

Last week, I got a call from Darcy Miller to ask if we had time to make 200 cookies for an event she was co-hosting with Drew Barrymore to promote Darcy's book Celebrate Everything and Drew's amazing SOHO fashion pop-up shop Dear Drew. I was all, "UM YES."

After many hours of baking, rolling, cutting, decorating and packaging, we anxiously packed the cookies with a ridiculous amount of padding and shipped them to NYC just in time for the big event.

On Saturday, Brennen and I drove through the snow from Philly to Manhattan to visit Dear Drew. The store was so, so cool and we got to meet Drew Barrymore, who just could not be nicer or more supportive of us as small business owners.

And yes, I bought some fun new earrings, just because. 

Huge thanks to Darcy Miller, Drew Barrymore and Dear Drew for this opportunity to show what our team can do in our little Philadelphia bakeshop! 

By Brennen Lukas, Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:51pm

Pretty Pear Wedding Cake Featured In BRIDES

Gilded Pear Wedding Cake by Whipped Bakeshop Philadelphia

Earlier this year, we made this gilded pear wedding cake for a French Garden themed photoshoot put together by Maria Mack Photography, Open Aire Affairs and a host of other amazing Philadelphia wedding vendors. Yesterday, we learned that our cake was featured in BRIDES, which is a big honor in our industry. Thanks to Maria Mack for the dreamy photo, and thanks to BRIDES Real Weddings Editor Anna Price Olson for featuring the cake! 

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By Brennen Lukas, Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:55pm

Goofing Around with a Sasquatch Brownie

Brennen Enjoying a Whipped Bakeshop Salted Caramel Brownie
Brennen Enjoying a Whipped Bakeshop Salted Caramel Brownie
Brennen Enjoying a Whipped Bakeshop Salted Caramel Brownie
Brennen Enjoying a Whipped Bakeshop Salted Caramel Brownie
Brennen Enjoying a Whipped Bakeshop Salted Caramel Brownie
Brennen Enjoying a Whipped Bakeshop Salted Caramel Brownie